Definition of donna
: an Italian woman especially of rank —used as a title prefixed to the given name
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A rock star from the world’s premier open-wheel series, Alonso could have crossed the Atlantic and gone full-on prima donna.
His talents are many, and his attitude at times is that of a prima donna.
Having to wade through the front page of some prima donna’s website, just to find one item from two years ago, is ridiculous.
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Origin and Etymology of donna
Italian, from Latin domina
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
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